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12 Months - Farewell 2006!

12 Months - Farewell 2006!
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 70-79 Puntos (chapter 2), My Milestones [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-31 9:27
Viewed: 4294
Favorites: 2 [view]
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Dear Friends!

Year 2006 almost gone, we're ready to welcome New Year.

Thank you for another great year on Trek Nature and wish you all the best in 2007!

2006 wasn't bad, take a look at my picture.

January - winter started with style - snow, frost, darkness - everything I hate :-) But also many sunny days with lots of blue sky.

February - Even harder times. Temperature reached -30C degrees! I remember my walk to ZOO - even 'polar' animals were hidden in their shelters :-) I took many photos of frozen birds and squirrels.

March - Winter still rules in our world. Nothing to photograph except night sky. Pleiades, Orion, The Moon and Solar eclipse were my main topics these days.

April - God, after too long and too hard winter first signs of Spring emerged. First flowers, insects, even butteflies. In less than one week we jumped from dead, frozen world to sunny and colorfull one. Lodz Botanic Garden is open again after winter season!

May - Time of butterflies and Dandelions. On photo of this month you can see my ultimate prey - Orange Tip - I was chasing it for long hours and finally get it!

June - Summer arrive with heat and quiet evenings. Temperature reached +30C degrees. Not bad for me. My favourite time - lots of sun and beautifull evenings with many colours, smell of flowers and sounds of birds and chanting frogs.

July - Unforgettable month! With my old friend Kaszek we spotted and captured real King of this Summer - The Swallowtail. It was great time, full of flowers and insects ready to be captured.

August - I bought Reynox macro lens and it was superb move! Many pictures of spiders, dragonflies and butterflies gained new dimension. Hot days, many trips to nearby forests and parks.

September - At last! Our holidays started. We travelled to beautifull city of Kotor in Montenegro. Many great days, views and people. Best thunderstorms I've ever seen in my life.

October - Big surprise - Autumn arrived, but butterflies and Echinacea flowers are still with us! Sunny days, many trips to forest - mushrooming! At end of this month Botanic Garden was closed - for me it is sign of coming Winter :-(

November - Time to move photographic operations to home :-) As every year my favourite subject is ready on my desk - aquarium full of animals from Polish ponds and streams. This year it contains also visitors from far waters - shrimps.

December - Another surprise - still no Winter on sight! No frost or snow. Days are of course much shorter, but forests are still full of many species of fungi. Very busy days unfortunatelly :-(

I hope 2007 will be as good as previous one :-)

RAP, Alain_cdn, cataclysta, pankajbajpai, loot, Pentaxfriend, marhowie, phlr, extramundi, dew77, hester, wallhalla15, Hil, Silvio2006, Alex99, Janice, manyee, pauljk, coasties, sAner, SunToucher, cedryk, Libor, TAZ, valy67, horia, peter_stoeckl, thistle has marked this note useful
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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-12-31 9:38]

Un excelente compendio de grandes imágenes Grzegorz organizadas y exhibidas de una manera maravillosa.
Una verdadera síntesis de tu pasión y talento.
Feliz Año Nuevo!

An excellent summary of great images Grzegorz organized and exhibited in a wonderful way.
A true synthesis of your passion and talent.
Happy New Year!

Hi Greg,
a great time almanac with lovely colours. All picture are very ice with good details and it's also a good reminder of 2006.
It's pity we have the green winter up here, need snow to bright up. I'm not a lover of snow but now I'm longing for some.
Well done, my friend.

A Happy New Year.

Beautifull, great montage.

Czesc Grzegorz
Ale zaszpanowales w ostatni dzien roku :-) Wspanialy i roznorodny zestaw fotek wszystkie sa swietne a do tego super notka
Pozdrawiam i i zycze super imprezy sylwestrowej

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-12-31 9:43]

Hello Grzegorz,
What a good idea using a photo collage to summarize your year!
Wonderful shots with a great variation. This collage could almost be representative of the diversity of TN.
Well done!
TFS and best wishes for 2007!

hi Grzegorz,
what an excellent compilation with such a lovely note,
the 12 shots are lovely,
very well done,
tfs & regards

wish you happy new year 2007

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-12-31 10:01]
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Hi Greg

What a great idea and truly spectacular collage showing 2006 in a nut shell (sorry, in a very colourful black & white frame). Thanks for you great wishes for the New Year and may it be returned to you and your loved ones with extra dividends and interests.

Each little image here is brilliant, colourful, detailed, well exposed, and perfectly presented. In itself it is an art to successfully assemble such a montage and still make every little photo look like a mini masterpiece.

Very well done and TFS.

Hi Grzegorz,

Excellent collage
Beautifull pictures
a PERFECT review of 2006

TFS and a very happy 2007

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-12-31 10:09]

Hello Grzegorz,
Thank you for this beautiful presentation of your excellent photos and notes from this year! Since I joined I've really enjoyed looking at your contributions! I hope this coming year will bring you lots of happy hours with your camera!
All the very best wishes, Ulla

bonjour grzeg
une tres jolie retrospective sur 2006 qui va s'effacer pour 2007,j'en profite pour vous souhaitez une bonne année;

Excellent collection of varied and colorful frames Greg. 12 frames, 12 months.
Great presentation to end the year with :)
Happy New Year mf!

Hello Greg,

Really an excllent photo perfect details very crisp, nicly composed aand captured 12 of the best on TN. excllent framing and presitation, nice work and Happy New Years.

TFS Kyle

Hi Greg!
Wow - that's the post of the day - soooo wonderful, I love it.
I wish you and your family a Happy New Year, may all your wishes come true, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

What a great photo-calendar you offer to us, MF. Beautiful mixture of great images, one for every season and every personal taste :)
As always a great idea to amuse us.
Hope you have a great 2007 too!!!
Best regards, Felipe.

great advertisment for Poland, TFS Ori

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-12-31 12:51]

I love this, I tried something similar but yours is so well executed and every image is stunning. You obviously had a wonderful year



Hello Greg,
this is an excellent collage with 12 great pictures. I love it. Thank you for posting my friend. I wish you and Joanna a Happy New Year.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-12-31 13:40]

Hi Grzegorz,

Superb collage and a great idea to use a shot to depict each month of 2006, its very colourful and eyecatching and each shot is of excellent quality with a great mix of subjects.

Happy New Year
Hilary :)

Ciao Grzegorz, splendid collage of images, all wonderful pictures, very well done,
* Happy New Year * to you and your family.
Ciao Silvio

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-12-31 15:24]

What a super calendar for us Greg! It's gone into MY FAVs already!! And what a great diary we have to read.

Thank you my friend, but I am reading your first 3 months of last year and hoping it isn't as bad for you over the next 3 months in 2007.

Have a wonderful NY - it is 2007 here already!!

Our very best regards to you and Joanna
Kia ora
Janice and Dave

Hi Greg,
Excellent way of ending year 2006 with this collage of your great photos!
Superbly done.

Ben Lakitan

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-12-31 19:46]

What a fantastic montage of the year in review, Grzegorz.
Each panel for each month is lovely in its own right.
Together they remind us of all the wonderful photos you have shared with us throughout the year.
Happy New Year to you, and to many more in 2007. : )

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-12-31 20:01]

Hello Greg

A beautiful compilation of photos from 2006.They each are so beautiful unto themselves,and together create a super image.Congratulations and happy shooting in 2007.TFS


Hi Grzegorz,
This is a stunner montage. Love each image. Well processed and presented. A fuitful year for you!

Hi Greg

Wow.... this is an excellent presentation. You have put alot of time and thought into this. Congrats on this wonderful selection of your work. Jolly fantastic my friend.... thank you!! :-)

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-01-01 7:44]

Hi Grzegorz.
Extraordinary work. Your calendar is amazing also as well as your 2006 series of pictures. Thank you for all you have done for TN. My best wishes and TFS.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2007-01-01 8:20]

Hi there Greg. This really is an excellent idea and I enjoyed reading your note and looking at the pictures again. You cheered up my day big time and I thank you for that. I also hope 2007 will be a fantastic year for you (and for me of course ;)). Thanks for your fantastic post and innovative idea.


Hi Greg,
Great collage of some of your best shots this year. What a great idea to take us through the year this way.

A happy 2007 to you.

Hola Grzegorz,
Un buen resumen de un trabajo de calidad, gracias por compartirlo. Feliz año muevo y un cordial saludo

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-01-01 21:32]

Fajny pomysl - fotograficzne spojrzenie w miniony rok. Chyba najbardziej podoba mi sie zieba na sniegu, no i oczywiscie piorun w Kotorze :-)

Preciosa composición Grzegorz. Cada una de las imágenes es bellísima. Un collage fabuloso, como todas tus fotos.
Saludos, JL.

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2007-01-02 6:44]

wow excellent work !

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-01-02 11:58]

Hello Greg,
Good idea this collage and this complementary note ! Well seen and weel done.
Best wishes to Joanna and you !

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2007-01-02 16:18]

Hello Greg !
What a wonderful collage ! I love each picture on it, they are so colorful and with a great variety of subjects. Reminds me lot of good memories from the past year, I just hope that 2007 will be as good as this year. Very well done, and thank you for all these beautiful moments !

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-03 4:54]

Hi Greg

Looking at all of these photos ang great moments made me remind myself of what a great year this was :)
Indeed all these captures here are amazing...one by one...but what they represent is acutally grater! A year full of action, full of joy, full of surprise and satisfaction and, none-the-less, full of TN-friends :)
Let's make 2007 even better :D

Cheers MF!

Hello Grzegorz,
very exciting review of the year consisting of magnificent images, each one a gem, and in combination a powerful symphony of different colours and shapes, and contrasting emotions.
Great work. Thank you - and Happy New Year to you, too!
With best regards,

Hello Greg,
I must say this post is brilliant :-) Lovely reminiscence of last year.
I hope 2007 will be as good for you as 2006 ... or even better :-)

Gorgeous montage! Every picture in this work of art is fantastic Greg, not too mention the quality. This is an incredible idea that represent the closing of a year and moving onto the next. :)

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